Columbus Ga Military Service Walk
Military Service Walk, 2014

Gary M. Gullatte, Landscape Architect
Will Barnes, Architect
Woodruff Park
Material: Chattahoochee River Rock

Started as a project within the Servant Leadership Course at Columbus State University’s Organizational Leadership Masters Degree Program, the Military Service Walk was designed to honor military service members and their families. The Walk illustrates this sacrifice through the use of correspondence from military members to loved ones.

In Spring 2014, The Military Service Walk was dedicated at Woodruff Park. Overlooking the Chattahoochee River, Georgia Granite Monuments, with Stainless Steel Plaques, memorialize heart-touching letters sent and received during various military conflicts.

The Military Service Walk, features a meandering walk, with seat walls that encourage staying for a while. Large boulders harvested from the River are placed in rolling berms that create a degree of separation from the larger Woodruff Park Greenspace. The up-lighted Flag Plaza overlooks whitewater rafting rapids.

Gary Gullatte and Will Barnes worked collaboratively in visioning creative water feature ideas for Woodruff Park. The final product is a result of this successful, collaborative effort.

Gary M. Gullatte, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C is a practicing Landscape Architect located in Uptown Columbus. His practice focuses on creating context sensitive site solutions for commercial and municipal clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.

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